Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 1, 1999, 23:44|
Sally Caves wrote:
> No, that wasn't the point. It wasn't my point, at least. My point was
> about standard modern English, in which the verb wrought isn't used
> in response to whoever it was who said that wrought has turned into a
> verb entirely.
Well, I said it, and it was probably a bad example. Granted, it's been
lost in today's English, but I believe it was once an active verb.
Perhaps a better example would be "may" and "might", originally present
and past forms, but now completely separate verbs, same with
"will/would", "shall/should", and, to a lesser extent, "can/could"
Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will
never change our mind. - Scots Prayer
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